Fifth place for Rafael Nadal in the Absolute Balearic Golf Championship. At Club de Golf Son Servera, Spain, the Mallorcan finished the competition – won by Marc Bisellach Servera – in fifth place with a score of 154 (+10) shots.
Great performance for the Iberian tennis player who once again showed his feeling with the “green”
Raphael Nadal, golfer
And now for the champion of Manacor there is a much more important meeting to prepare: Wimbledon.
Forbes magazine estimated Nadal’s earnings from sponsors at $25 million in 2011, making him the 16th highest paid athlete in the world. The Spaniard is also ranked the fifth most influential sportsman in the world in the Bloomberg ranking, based on his popularity and the attendance of the public at his matches.
The tennis player is a global ambassador for Kia Motors and has appeared in their advertisements several times. Nadal also has a sponsorship deal with Universal DVD. Nadal’s apparel and footwear sponsor is Nike; his name featured a line of tank tops paired with capri pants.
For the 2009 season, Nadal adopted a more classic garment on the tennis courts, also because he is encouraged by Nike. The company felt an update to its look was needed, to better reflect its status as the world’s No. “, could have been more easily imitated by consumers.
At the Abu Dhabi and Doha tournaments, Nadal participated wearing a polo shirt specially designed for him by Nike, as well as shorts cut above the knee. This style has been adopted since the Australian Open 2009. Nadal wears the Nike Air CourtBallistec 3.3 shoes, which often change models during the season, but which have in common the nickname “Rafa” written on the back of the right shoe, and the stylized bull logo on the left.
In 2010, luxury watchmaker Richard Mille announced that it had developed a new ultra-lightweight wristwatch in collaboration with Nadal, called the Richard Mille RM027 Tourbillon. Made of titanium and lithium, it is valued at $525,000.
The tennis player participated in the design and testing of the watch and has worn it in all tournaments since Roland Garros 2010, as required by a sponsorship agreement. From 2011, the Spaniard is chosen by Giorgio Armani as a worldwide testimonial for the Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans lines.
The same year, he also signed a three-year contract with Bacardi for a responsible drinking campaign called Champions drink responsibly;  the company has created a new soft drink for this, the Rafa Berry Smash.
In June 2012, Nadal became an ambassador for the PokerStars online room and participates in advertising campaigns and charity events as a member of Team PokerStars SportStars, alongside other sporting names such as Gianluigi Buffon and Boris Becker.